Time-Saving Tips for Maintaining a Clean Home Between Professional Cleanings

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Maintaining a clean and healthy home is essential for physical and mental well-being. However, with busy schedules, keeping a house clean in between professional cleanings can be challenging. We've compiled this guide with time-saving tips for busy parents and homeowners to maintain a clean and healthy kitchen and bathroom between professional cleanings.

Proper Sanitation

The first step to maintaining a clean and healthy home is to ensure proper sanitation. This first step means regularly cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, such as countertops, door handles, light switches, cutting boards, and appliances, to prevent the spreading of harmful bacteria and germs. A natural cleaning solution with equal parts water and vinegar is an effective and safe way to clean countertops and other surfaces. Additionally, using disinfectant sprays or wipes can help kill and prevent bacteria and germs buildup.

  • Tip # 1: Use a natural cleaning solution of equal parts water and vinegar to clean countertops and other surfaces. This solution is safe, effective, and inexpensive.
  • Tip # 2: Use disinfectant or wipes to clean high-touch surfaces. Be sure to let the disinfectant sit for the recommended time before wiping it away.
  • Tip # 3: Use a baking soda and water solution to clean appliances and fixtures. This solution is especially effective at removing stubborn stains and grime.

Cleaning Appliances and Fixtures

Regularly cleaning appliances and fixtures helps keep them looking new and prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria and germs. Here are some tips for cleaning common kitchen and bathroom fixtures:

  • Tip # 1: Use a toothbrush or small scrub brush to clean hard-to-reach areas, such as the grout lines between tiles and around faucet handles.
  • Tip # 2: Use a squeegee to prevent water stains on shower doors and mirrors. Wipe the squeegee across the surface after each use.
  • Tip # 3: To remove hard water stains from faucets and shower heads, soak them in vinegar overnight. In the morning, rinse them with water; they should look as good as new.

Removing Stains

Stains can be frustrating to deal with, but they can be removed easily with the right tools and techniques. Here are some tips for removing common kitchen and bathroom stains:

  • Tip # 1: To remove food stains from countertops and cutting boards, mix baking soda and water and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth.
  • Tip # 2: To remove soap scum from shower doors and walls, mix equal parts vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the affected areas and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing with a brush or sponge.
  • Tip # 3: To remove hard water stains from toilets, pour a cup of white vinegar into the bowl and let it sit for a few hours (or overnight). Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.

Proper Disposal of Waste

Properly disposing of the waste is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy home. Here are some tips for ensuring proper disposal of waste in the kitchen and bathroom:

  • Tip # 1: In the kitchen, separate recyclable items from non-recyclable items and dispose of them accordingly. It won't only keep your home clean but also helps to reduce waste and protect the environment.
  • Tip # 2: Dispose of feminine hygiene products in a separate trash can with a lid in the bathroom. It will help to reduce odors and prevent the spread of germs.
  • Tip # 3: In the kitchen and bathroom, dispose of food waste and other organic matter in a compost bin. It's a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden.

Attention to Detail

Attention to detail sets a good cleaning service apart from a great one. Here are some tips for ensuring attention to detail when cleaning your home:

  • Tip # 1: Regularly wipe down baseboards, window sills, and other hard-to-reach areas. These areas can collect dust and debris over time.
  • Tip # 2: Dust and clean ceiling fans and light fixtures regularly. It helps to improve indoor air quality and reduce allergens.
  • Tip # 3: Use a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool attachment to clean hard-to-reach areas, such as under furniture and in corners.

In conclusion, maintaining a clean and healthy home is vital for physical and mental well-being. With these time-saving tips, busy parents and homeowners can keep their homes clean and healthy between professional cleanings. Homeowners can enjoy a clean and healthy home year-round by focusing on proper sanitation, cleaning appliances and fixtures, removing stains, adequate disposal of waste, and attention to detail.

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